Four Korean referees to take part in 2019 AFC Asian CupFour Korean referees will take part in a continental football tournament next year, the national football governing body said Thursday.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) said Kim Dong-jin and Ko Hyung-jin will serve as referees, while Kim Young-ha and Yoon Kwang-yeol will work as assistant referees at the 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup. They are four of the 60 referees selected by the AFC for the tournament hosted by the United Arab Emirates in January.
Among the four, Ko was named the Referee of the Year by the KFA last year. He has been regularly officiating matches at the AFC Champions League.
Three Korean referees officiated at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup when 16 teams competed for the title. The 2019 edition features 24 countries.